Suspect Fatally Shot in Attempted Robbery
Shortly after 3:00 p.m. yesterday, Sheriff's deputies and Rancho Cordova police officers responded to a business at 8975 Folsom Boulevard regarding a shooting. An employee of the store called to report that a gunman had come to rob the business, and said that he had shot the robber during the incident.
Upon deputies' arrival, they discovered two male employees standing outside the business. They directed deputies inside, where a male adult was lying unresponsive in the back of the business. He had sustained at least one gunshot wound to his upper body, and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. A handgun believed to have been in the possession of the decedent was located in close proximity to him.
The two employees in the store at the time were detained for questioning. They were cooperating fully with investigators, who recovered the firearm used by the employee inside the store. There were no other customers inside the business at the time, and no information suggested the existence of any additional suspects involved.
This incident is being investigated by the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau. Any decisions regarding criminal charges in this case will be made by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, after the completion of the investigation by the Sheriff's Department.
The identity of the deceased individual will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office, after notification has been made to his next of kin.